Questions tagged [edit-and-answer-badges]

Badges awarded for editing a question and answering it, namely Explainer, Refiner and Illuminator.

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New three-tiered badge idea: Explainer →Refiner → Illuminator

The difference between a poor or meh question and a stellar question can often simply be someone understanding it and providing it a great answer. I can't begin to count the number of times I've ...
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Delay in approval leads to missing out on being awarded an "Explainer" badge

I am not sure if this is a bug or a design error, but I came across this issue on Robotics. I assume that the same code is employed across the various SE sites, so I am posting my question here. I ...
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Explainer badge not awarded

I recently answered and edited a question, but didn't receive an explainer badge. I found a couple of questions from people who appeared to have the same problem as I do, but in the end it turned out ...
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Description for Explainer, Refiner, Illuminator is unclear

The text on the badge description page reads as follows: Edited X questions within 12 hours of posting a positive-scoring answer. I was not the only one who thought this meant you edited any ...
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Can we have related questions listed for the new Explainer badge series?

The new badges, Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator, have been described in detail and apparently implemented. My request is that we include the relevant questions that earned us this badge/these ...
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What's the reasoning for why tag edits don't count for "question edit badges"?

I recently edited in a tag for a question, answered it, got an upvote on the answer, but the counter for "Illuminator" didn't go up. Tags are part of the question are they not? Hence you are editing ...
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Have edits that happen more than 12 hours before the answer count for Explainer, Refiner and Illuminator

To obtain the Explainer, Refiner and Illuminator badge, one has to post an answer to a question and edit it within 12 hours. I fully agree that the edit should not happen later – because some people ...
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